More then 60 farms around the province will be opening their gates to visitors next weekend for Alberta Open Farm Days, including a few right here in the Peace Region.

Jerry Kitt of First Nature Farms is one of those taking part this year, he says it’s a good idea to know what options are available when it comes to making food purchases.

“In the case of a lot of organic farms, what we do is grow organic food and sell it directly to the people that eat it. It’s great having people coming and realizing the value of supporting small farmers.”

Open Farm Days is August 23 and 24.

You can go to www.albertaopenfarmdays.com for a full list of culinary events and farms that will be showcasing Alberta’s producers this year.